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A camping holiday is a great way to take some time out with your family and enjoy the UK’s beautiful scenery, while giving your kids lots of fresh air. Our list of the 10 best campsites for kids will help you find the perfect site for a family getaway.

South Lytchett Manor Caravan and Camping Park
Poole, Dorset

Set in the pretty Dorset countryside, this campsite sits on historic, green land full of local wildlife — making a beautiful backdrop for a break. The campsite offers outstanding family facilities. Children will love the games room, adventure playground and organised treasure hunts, while parents will appreciate the laundry areas, on-site shop and larger bathrooms designed to fit the whole family. A true home from home!

  • Family sized bathrooms
  • Playgrounds
  • Laundry area
  • Shop
  • Playground

Ruda Holiday Park
Croyde, Devon

A stone’s throw from the tranquil Croyde Bay on Devon’s Gold Coast, this holiday park is as loved by children as it is surfers, and it’s easy to see why. The campsite holds beach games throughout the summer, has a soft play area and outdoor playground, and a kids’ club for under-4s — hosting singing, dancing, story-telling and shows to keep them entertained in between beach visits.

  • Launderette
  • Shop
  • Playgrounds

Horam Manor Touring Park
Horam, East Sussex

This family-run park is set in the grounds of an idyllic manor estate close to the quaint village of Horam – which has amenities including shops, a pub and a great fish and chip shop. The campsite itself has plenty to keep the family busy, with a children’s play area and activities like fishing and horse riding available on the estate. Explore the countryside by bike or foot on the nearby Cuckoo Trail, or head to other family-friendly local attractions, including Drusilla Children’s Zoo and Knock Hatch adventure park.

  • Play area
  • Shop
  • Parent and baby bathroom
  • Leisure facilities – including cycle hire

Searles Leisure Resort
Hunstanton, Norfolk

Complete with restaurants, sports clubs, playgrounds, swimming pools, live entertainment, crazy golf and kids’ clubs, there’s hardly any reason to leave the campsite during your stay. You can book one of the resort’s fully-equipped static holiday homes, or pitch up in your own tent and take advantage of the 24-hour bathroom blocks.

  • Playgrounds
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Three swimming pools
  • Kids’ club
  • Sport and leisure facilities

Drayton Manor Camping and Caravanning Club
Tamworth, Staffordshire

This is a great option if you’re looking for a base in order to explore the range of popular activities in the Midlands. Its biggest appeal is its proximity to the theme park of the same name, home to a number of rides and the much-loved Thomas Land attraction. The campsite itself is ideal for families, with play areas, family showers, a parent and baby room and kids’ play area.

  • Family showers
  • Mother and baby room
  • Children’s play area
  • Shop
  • Laundry facilities

Bank Farm Leisure
Horton, Wales

Bank Farm campsite has breathtaking views of nearby Horton and Port Eynon Bay — two stunning beaches to enjoy water sports, paddling or beachside cafés. The campsite itself caters for all ages, with its own toddlers’ corner, games room, outdoor seating, sand pit, playgrounds, swimming pool and even a tennis court. And if you don’t fancy cooking, there’s a restaurant on site too.

  • Parent and baby room
  • Playgrounds
  • Tennis court
  • Games centre
  • Shop
  • Swimming pool
  • Bar and restaurant
  • Laundry facilities

Loch Tay Highland Lodges
Aberfeldy, Scotland

Tucked away on a hillside with panoramic views of Loch Tay and other stunning Scottish lochs, mountains and rivers, this campsite makes a picturesque base for your family to explore central Scotland and the Highlands. Choose from a tenth pitch or a comfy wigwam, cabin or glamping dome, and make the most of the on-site activities – with archery, canoeing, sailing and more on offer. Your family can even hire a fishing boat for the day and catch your supper in the loch – the site has plenty of high-quality kitchen facilities that are perfect for cooking your catch of the day.

  • Play area
  • On-site restaurant
  • Bath available
  • Drying room

Park Foot Caravan and Camping Park
Lake Ullswater, Lake District

This family-orientated campsite in the heart of the Lake District offers a range of activities, from kids’ discos to pony trekking. Visit the area’s famous Ullswater Steamers and cruise the lake, meet the animals and let tots run around the maize maze at nearby Walby Farm Park. Alternatively just stay on the campsite — there’s plenty to do with a games room, play area, restaurant, tennis courts and a bouncy castle.

  • Shop
  • Laundrette
  • Play area
  • Showers
  • Bouncy castle
  • Kids’ club

Treloan Coastal Holidays
Treloan, Cornwall

Kids are king at this campsite — every weekday a bell rings at 10am for children to visit the campsite’s animals, feed chickens, guinea pigs and sheep, and collect eggs. The site has a community feel, with storytelling, songs and poetry sessions around the campfire throughout the summer, and a number of arts workshops for kids and adults alike. If you fancy a few more home comforts, stay in the on-site yurt or cabin — both eco-friendly solutions with comfy beds.

  • Shower blocks
  • Laundry facilities

Crealy Meadows Caravan and Campsite
Exeter, Devon

This campsite’s neighbour, Crealy Great Adventure Park, is one of the best reasons to stay here — you’ll be in touching distance of great rides, entertainment and play areas for kids. The campsite itself is packed with creature comforts — there’s a shower block with underfloor heating, family bathrooms, campsite entertainment and a shop, for example. Horse-mad children can even book a special pony experience at the campsite, grooming, feeding and riding their own pony for the day.

  • Baby changing facilities
  • Family bathrooms
  • Shop
  • Laundry room
  • Children’s play areas
  • Football pitch
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